Maple entered our lives as a "pal" for our boy, Cody. She was not what most would call a "pretty" Springer - one ear white, one ear liver and a liver spot on top of her head. But her beauty was unspoken with the deep brown eyes and the way she wagged the "nub" of a tail; she was the most beautiful girl in the world.
I lost my girl recently. After a valiant struggle, we needed to make the decision that has left me inconsolable. You see, Maple was my child, my best friend, my co-worker, and heart. She made me a better human.
There are so many wonderful memories that I have, but in this darkest time, now I find it tough to remember all the wonderful things that Maple was and how she transformed my life. I just selfishly miss her warm beautiful eyes looking at me every day.
I wonder if Maple knew that when she left she also took my heart.